"This is by far the most serious crisis civilization has ever faced". –Al Gore
To what length will Gore go to 'save the earth'? Can the man who 'create[d] the Internet' take the next step and 'create' the artificial
intelligence Technological Singularity in time to save the earth?
There's a darker side to this whole Al Gore and his obsession with saving the planet issue. How far will Gore go to ensure that Earth survives under
the feet of Mankind? Driven by the motivation that the point of no crossing back could be within 10 years from today, Gore has, since he "lost" the
election in 2000, delivered over 1000 keynote speeches on global warming, and his film appears to be the ultimate product of his speech giving skills.
Also, in his spare time since Election 2000, he's been serving on the Senior Board of Directors at Google & Apple Computer. That's a good hobby
place for Gore, as he's always had a knack for science, and also just so happens to be driven by fears of a "Malthusian" (man-made) global warming
'prophecy'. It's fun to use the term prophecy here, just as it appeared fun to Al when he cited the Book of Revelation in his blockbuster film
There's no doubt that Gore is well known for his global warming endeavers, but what is probably even more well known is how he "created" the
Internet. What's less known is his lip in helping to coin the phrase "Information Superhighway", which was repeatedly used in TV Land's
heart-throb movie "The Cable Guy".
This stems from the exact same time as his well known 1986 "National Science Foundation Authorization Act", which was, in part, for the
establishment of a global warming policy. What's typically overlooked is the 2nd part of that same Act that was for the drive for the NSF/DARPA
"supercomputing" program, which was a keystone event in what became the Internet as we know it today.
Then, only 2 years later, in 1988, Gore argued to:
"ESTABLISH A HIGH-CAPACITY NATIONAL RESEARCH COMPUTER NETWORK, DEVELOP AND DISTRIBUTE SOFTWARE, DEVELOP ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAMS,"
Al also campaigned for U.S. President that year, and according to him, his main goal of that campaign was more about increasing awareness of global
warming than it was about actually winning.
It seems that Gore's weather hobby projects always seem to go hand in hand with his supercomputing and artificial intelligence hobby kits.
Speaking of hobby kits, Google was originally funded by the government NASA/DARPA/NSF agencies during Al's tenure as U.S. Vice President. Not only
that, but according to en ex-CIA whistleblower, the CIA was also instrumental in funding Google at this time and throughout their early money-less
Gore surely tapped into certain offices at the CIA for added science project fun, before "losing" the election, sort of like he did with NASA all
throughout his vice presidency. It's too bad the "Republicans" blocked the launch of his (finished) satellite, which was designed to 'float'
perfectly in a zero-counter-gravity spot between the earth and the sun, and provide nonstop 24 hour video feed, of the best possible camera angle, for
free to everyone on the Internet. Perhaps the "Big Business" Republicans didn't want for there to be license free video of earth, but this argument
is of least concern here.
In more recent times, during Gore's tenure on the Senior Board of Directors at Google, NASA has publicly announced a partnership with Google:
"to work together on a variety of areas, including large-scale data management, massively distributed computing, bio-info-nano convergence, and
encouragement of the entrepreneurial space industry. The new building [1 million square foot complex] would also include labs, offices, and housing
for Google engineers.".
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Before NASA and Google had announced this 'merger', Gore's darling, NASA had already been well underway in their "Intelligent Archives" (IA)
project. IA is literally intended to be an artificial intelligence supercomputing platform 'to take NASA to the moon and mars'. Its predicted
capabilities include handy skills such as:
"large scale data mining", "self-awareness", "acting on information discovered", "extracting new information from its data holdings" (i.e.
predicting, planning, solving capabilities), "coordination between intelligent archives and intelligent sensors", "adapting to events and
anticipating user needs", "Continuously mining archived data searching for hidden relationships and patterns", "Identifying new data sources and
information collaborators, and using available resources judiciously", "weather prediction", "aware of its own data content and usage", "can
extract new information from data Holdings" .
To achieve this, NASA is working hand in hand with DARPA, who is responsible for the creation of the Internet (ARPANET). DARPA's numerous AI programs
started becoming public between 2002-2003. DARPA, who is responsible for things like stealth technology and now AI driven cars, functions as a sort of
shadow agency. DARPA sets sci-fi like goals, titled "thrusts", and then coordinates between any and all institutions within the United States to met
those goals. This menu of institutions includes virtually any and all useful university or national labs, government agencies or departments, and even
U.S. based multinational corporations.
With DARPA claiming that they'll have their AI orgasm in 2010, and NASA claiming theirs in 2012, it's no surprise that even Google has gone on the
record stating that their goal is AI.